The most beautiful places in Slovakia

The most beautiful places in Slovakia

The best of Slovakia

Slovakia as a very mountainous country offers plenty of natural beauties in the form of high peaks, gorges, waterfalls and picturesque lakes - the „ples“. At the same time in Slovakia you will find a number of beautiful towns and historical monuments such as castles, chateaus and interesting folk architecture. Come and see the most beautiful of them.

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Bratislava
48.144, 17.108
139 m / 456 ft

#1 Bratislava

The capital of Slovakia

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and even the largest city. It has almost half a million inhabitants. The symbol of the city is the four tower castle. Besides, there is also a nice old part of town. Bratislava is situated on the Danube River just a short distance from Austria and Hungary.

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Spiš Castle
48.999, 20.768
583 m / 1 913 ft

#2 Spiš Castle

The largest castle in Slovakia

It is the largest castle in Slovakia. Since 1993 it has been listed at UNESCO. It is located about 1.5 km east of Spišské Podhradí. Construction commenced during the 12th century. In 1241, as one of the few castles, he resisted the Tatar invaders. After this act the castle received further modifications to strengthen the fortifications. Today it is the largest castle ruin in Central Europe.

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Bojnice Castle
48.78, 18.578
309 m / 1 014 ft

#3 Bojnice Castle

The most romantic chateau in Slovakia

Bojnice Chateau is a romantic castle with partially left originally Gothic foundations of the castle. The castle is built on a travertine rock and consists of an indoor and outdoor castle with three courtyards. The Bojnice Chateau has the adjacent castle park, in which the rare, approximately seven hundred-year-old Lipa of King Matej grows. This linden is probably the oldest tree in Slovakia. The zoo is also part of the castle park. The park continues along the forest park in Strážovské vrchy.

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Levoča
49.026, 20.589
577 m / 1 893 ft

#4 Levoča

The most beautiful historical city of Slovakia

Levoča is a relatively small town, roughly only 15,000 inhabitants, but it has a very valuable historical center. The most famous building is the church of St. Jacob in which there is a unique wooden Gothic altar - the highest in the world. Right next to the beautiful town hall. The square is surrounded by picturesque Renaissance houses

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Velký Rozsutec
49.232, 19.099
1 610 m / 5 282 ft

#5 Velký Rozsutec

The most beautiful mountain in Slovakia

The Velký Rozsutec (1,610m asl) does not belong to the highest mountains of Slovakia, but it is considered to be the most beautiful mountain in the country. You will find it in the Fatra Mountains. Its rugged, rocky dolomitic peak is truly unimaginable

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Vlkolínec
49.039, 19.278
711 m / 2 333 ft

#6 Vlkolínec

The most famous folk architecture of Slovakia

Vlkolínec is located in the Veľká Fatra Mountains at an altitude of 718 m asl. It represents the most preserved and most complete complex of original folk buildings in Slovakia. For this uniqueness, it was declared a heritage reservation of folk architecture and subsequently enrolled on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are a total of 55 timbered wooden houses, two-storey belfry, timbered gravel well, and a Baroque-classical church with an adjacent cemetery.

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Kežmarok
49.135, 20.43
625 m / 2 051 ft

#7 Kežmarok

The most beautiful city of Spiš

The historic town of Kežmarok is located in the valley of the Poprad River between the High Tatras and the Levočské Hills. Among the most remarkable monuments are the Holy Trinity Church, belonging to the so-called articulated churches, which could be built only from wood. There is also a nice castle - the chateau, the town hall and the red evangelical church.

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Kriváň
49.163, 20
2 494 m / 8 182 ft

#8 Kriváň

National Mountains of the Slovaks

Krivan (2,494m asl) is the first mountain of the High Tatras from the west. Not only because of its impressive shape, it became a national mountain of the Slovaks. The starting points for hikers are Tři Studničky, or from the Jamské pleso.

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Veľké Hincovo lake
49.179, 20.059
1 946 m / 6 385 ft

#9 Veľké Hincovo lake

The biggest and deepest lake "pleso" of Slovakia

The Great Hincovo Pleso is a glacial glacial lake in Hincova Valley in the High Tatras. With an area of 20.08 ha and a depth of 53.7 m it is the largest and deepest Slovak mountain lake "pleso". It is located at an altitude of 1946 m above sea level and its surface is covered with ice up to 270 days a year.

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Prosiecká gorge
49.16, 19.497
800 m / 2 625 ft

#10 Prosiecká gorge

The most beautiful gorge of the Choc Hills

Prosiecka gorge is located in the Choč hills near the famous Bešeňová thermal resort. We pass through the rocky valley between the rocks, we come across ladders, smaller and bigger waterfalls.

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Lomnický štít
49.195, 20.213
2 634 m / 8 642 ft

#11 Lomnický štít

The second highest mountain in Slovakia

The Lomnický štít (2,634m above sea level) is the second highest mountain of the High Tatras and Slovakia, but it is very impressive. Thanks to the cable car that leads from the Skalnaté pleso to the top, it is also a very visited Slovak peak.

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Súľovské Rocks
49.181, 18.586
816 m / 2 677 ft

#12 Súľovské Rocks

The famous Slovak rock town

Suľovské skaly is located about 20 km southwest of the town of Žilina, in Súľovské vrchy. The highest point is the peak Brada (816 m asl). There is relatively small area of rock towers, steep beams, needles, rock windows, and often bizarre holes. Probably the most famous building is the Gothic Gate. There are also two caves and the ruins of the Súľovský Castle in Souľovské skály. There are rare fauna and flora. There is a marked educational trail throughout the area. The route is not demanding

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Gerlachovský štít
49.164, 20.134
2 654 m / 8 707 ft

#13 Gerlachovský štít

The highest mountain of the Carpathians

Gerlachovský štít (2,654m above sea level) is not only the highest mountain in Slovakia but also of the whole long range of the Carpathians. When viewed from the Podtatranská basin It had always be very good recognized. Ascent to the top is only possible with a mountain leader.

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Zelené pleso Valley
49.21, 20.221
1 551 m / 5 089 ft

#14 Zelené pleso Valley

Entrance gate to Belianske Tatras

Dolina Zeléného plesa is a valley in the High Tatras. The Green Stream, flowing from the Green lake "pleso", flows through it. The Dolina is the gateway to the Belianske Tatry but also serves as a stopover during the ascent to Jahňací štít. The green lake located in the valley is 188 m long and 136 m wide. Its maximum depth is 4.5 m. It is situated at an altitude of 1550 m above sea level. At the lake is the Chalet.

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Beckov Castle
48.791, 17.898
215 m / 705 ft

#15 Beckov Castle

The ruins of which has its charm

Beckov Castle is located in the village of the same name in the district of Nové Mesto nad Váhom. The hike to the castle starts from the village center and takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The first written mention of the castle dates back to 1208. The castle is interesting not only because of its history but also its location as it is located on the so- hardness, which forms as a residue after limestone crystals treated by water erosion as well as by the drop of the surrounding surface

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Calvary in Banská Štiavnica
48.462, 18.912
654 m / 2 146 ft

#16 Calvary in Banská Štiavnica

The most beautiful calvary in Slovakia

The most beautiful calvary in Slovakia can be found in the historical mining town of Banská Štiavnica. Here you will find Lower and Upper Church and beautifully crafted chapels

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Košice
48.721, 21.258
213 m / 699 ft

#17 Košice

The second largest city of Slovakia

Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia and the center of its eastern part. They have an interesting historical center spread around the elongated Main Square with St. Elizabeth and the chapel of St. Michael

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Gombasecká Cave
48.563, 20.467
267 m / 876 ft

#18 Gombasecká Cave

The most famous cave in Slovak Karst

Gombasecká Cave is the most famous cave in Slovak Karst. It is famous not only for its beautiful coloring up to red, but also for "straws". Approximately 300 meters of cave is accessible. At the same time, the stay in the cave is healing on the airways

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Čičmany
48.955, 18.516
649 m / 2 129 ft

#19 Čičmany

Village with painted woods

Čičmany is a village located in the valley of Strážovské vrchy, at the source of the river Rajčianka. It is the highest situated village in the district of Žilina. The first mention dates back to 1272. The village is known for its ancient and unique architecture - painted log cabins. For their rescue, its lower part in 1977 was declared a monumental reservation of folk architecture. The village is also interesting with local folk costumes and embroidery with geometric ornamentation.

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Strečno Castle
49.174, 18.862
415 m / 1 362 ft

#20 Strečno Castle

Famous ruin over the river Váh

Directly above the Váh River, on a high rock promontory, stands the extensive ruin of Strečno Castle. The castle was built as a protector of the busy trade route in place where the river Váh broke through the ridge of the Little Fatra mountains

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Church in Liptovské Matiašovce
49.152, 19.543
616 m / 2 021 ft

#21 Church in Liptovské Matiašovce

The most beautiful church of Liptov

The most beautiful church in Liptov is located in Liptovské Matiašovce. Church of St. Ladislav is surrounded by a ramparts. Just behind it are the peaks of the Western Tatras - a beautiful scenery

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Babia hora
49.573, 19.529
1 725 m / 5 659 ft

#22 Babia hora

The highest mountain of Beskydy

Babia hora (1,725 m above sea level) is the highest peak of the Beskids and the entire Western Carpathians. It is situated on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Together with the Krivan Mountains in the High Tatras and the Králova Hoľa in the Low Tatras, it is considered to be the Slovak national mountain. Ascent to the top is quite demanding (cant exceed 1000 m). The best starting point from the Slovak side is from the Slaná voda chalet above village Oravská Polhora.

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The Church of St. Michael Archangel
48.357, 18.056
181 m / 594 ft

#23 The Church of St. Michael Archangel

Dražovský church from the 11th century

The church of St. Michael the Archangel (from the 11th century) is situated on a rocky hill above Dražovce, in the town of Nitra. It is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. It is one of the oldest and most interesting Romanesque churches in Slovakia - not only its preservation, its archaeological finds, but also the unrepeatable atmosphere in its surroundings. The church was depicted in a Slovak 100 crown banknote issued in 1941 and CZK 50 in 1993.

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